London Taxi Cabbies: Info and Tips

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22 Responses

  1. Karla says:

    Cafes for cab drivers … feels like an exclusive membership

  2. Hats off to the London cabbies for being so professional and learning what they have to to do thei jobs properly. I have been in several cabs where the drivers got lost, but not on London.

  3. Chris says:

    Thanks Natalie! Such a great little read about an iconic part of the London fabric!

  4. When I was living in London I used to see these people studying away on their scooters, and I can tell you…that I would probably NOT pass. aahahh ever.

  5. Tara Cannon says:

    That is really cool Natalie ! I have recently had some bad experiences with misguided GPS instructions, so I would pick the cabbie every time. Very interesting post.

  6. elizabeth says:

    Fascinating, especially the part about their brain changing. Evey city should have such high standards for cab drivers. Instead both cabbies and UBER drivers rely on GPS- and yes using that all the time changes your brain as well (and I am not sure it is for the better!)

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Interesting…had not considered how using GPS would change our brain. I wasn’t good at reading maps before GPS and I’m pretty sure I am ever worse now without the practice!

  7. theglobewanderers says:

    I can’t believe their brains actually change. That is an incredible and really inspiring fact. Amazing to think what the human mind is capable of. Fascinating – thanks for sharing :).

  8. When I started traveling in Europe, I actually wanted to apply as a cab driver! They are amazing. They know everything and I believe they undergo a very extensive training. London is pretty much successful in this department. I’ve never seen any drivers like these.

  9. Total fail for me! I’ve always wanted to know more about the cabbies test and here is the post to tell me!

  10. That’s amazing! The brain – so many awesome capabilities and mysteries about it!

  11. This is such a neat read! I definitely wouldn’t be a good candidate, but my other half, Macrae, would totally be great at this! I rely on him for all our “mapping” when we travel. (Unless it’s metro travel). Would love to be the first ride for one of these cabbies – but meeting any would spark some great conversation!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      LOL! I wouldn’t get past the first five minutes of training. I’m not the map reader in the family either, but try to give the kids all the practice I can so they can feel comfortable using it. I would love to hear from someone who had the pleasure of being the first ride!! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

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